The Delta State Executive Council has approved more than N5 billion for the construction and rehabilitations of roads in the state, and the dismantling of the failed and abandoned Bus Rapid Transport (BRT) lane in Warri, initiated by Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan’s administration.
The Commissioner for Works, Chief John Augoye disclosed while briefing the press on the outcome of the executive council meeting chaired by the state Governor, Senator Dr Ifeanyi Okowa, adding that the EXCO also approved the dismantling of the abandoned Bus Rapid Transport (BRT) lane in Warri.
According to Chief Augoye, the dualization of Sapele road from Amukpe roundabout would gulp the sum of N2.056 billion, while the dualization of Nnebisi Road to Cable Point, Asaba will cost N1.076 billion.
Other roads projects are: Ozanogogo road phase II (N1.6999 billion); Ejiyeren/Akemu road (N169.2 million) and the main axial road, Okerenkoko (N121.3 million).
He added that Kefas Road, Oleh and access road to Tankers Park, Warri have been completed while the contractors handling the section (A) of Ughelli/Asaba road and the Okpanam road projects have been directed to return to site as the rains have stopped.
Augoye stated further that, the dismantling of the BRT lane in Warri was to ease congestion on the road and was in line with the yearnings of the people in Warri and Effurun vicinity, adding that the road was also approved for expansion.
The Commissioners for Water Resources, Chief Fidelis Tilije during the briefing state also that the executive council approved the Delta State Water and Sanitation policy to streamline all activities in the water sector and regulate government investment in the provision of portable water in the state.
He added that the multi-billion naira Warri/Effurun water project has been approved for concessioning to ensure that “portable water runs in homes,” while the Commissioner for Transport Mr Vincent Uduaghan, said the executive council also approved the operationalisation of the Delta State Traffic Management Authority Law to ensure that road users comply with road traffic rules.
In line with the yearnings of the original owners of stores in Sapele market, the Commissioner for Information, Mr Ukah disclosed that the executive council approved that stores earlier allocated be revoked and money refunded to those who have paid while a more transparent and equitable distribution of the stores would be done with the original owners of stores getting priority treatment.